Meet the team

Meet Team CAN

We’re proud to be a small, dedicated team. We strive to build solid relationships with our public sector partners, advertisers and agencies who we want to help succeed in generating revenue and getting their messages across to the right audiences, in the right place, at the right time.

One of our values is:

Sincere & helpful: Our skilled, friendly team will always do the right thing for you – with no hidden agendas

And we mean it.

Team CAN is made up of professionals experienced in their fields and with years of knowledge working in – or with – local authorities.

Lloyd Clark, Managing Director

With 15 years’ experience working with local councils across the UK, Lloyd combines a strategic overview of the ‘big picture’ – overseeing CAN’s product portfolio of digital solutions – with a hands-on enthusiasm for the day-to-day work of the team. An MBA graduate, he started out in strategy consulting and has focused his career on developing digital ventures. Before launching CAN in 2014, he was Managing Director of Capacitygrid, supporting local authorities to improve their services and generate income – and this remains his motivation. ​

John-Paul Danon, Sales Director

His 15 years+ experience developing commercial digital platforms in the retail, education, health and local government sectors, meant when John-Paul co-founded CAN with Lloyd in 2014, he was well-positioned to support local councils to make the best use of their digital assets. JP is keen to promote the sort of joined-up thinking that generates income and improves engagement with residents.

Mark Gardner, Technical Director

Part of the team that launched the first-ever local authority website for Birmingham City Council in the 1990s, Mark's title encompasses quite an array of duties. He’s the one who makes sure advertising runs smoothly for all our network partners and troubleshoots their tech issues. He is also a whizz at setting up campaign reporting dashboards. And if you need campaign creatives, he is all over that too – as well as being CAN’s own resident brand champion.

Matthew Kilpatrick, Head of Agency Sales

He has a good few years under his belt in media sales and, since 2015, Matt has been helping advertising agency sales teams reach the right audiences across the CAN Council Advertising Network of local council websites, Visit England tourism websites and other public sector transport and jobs partners. Matt manages CAN’s relationships with agency clients and also supports councils to get the best value from their campaign advertising.

Guillaume Regnard, Digital Trading Manager

With a decade of advertising industry experience behind him – for a range of top UK sales houses – Guillaume now develops our pioneering programmatic advertising software. Skilled in an array of market-leading digital technologies, including both Google and AOL’s digital product suites, Guillaume is well-placed to optimise the performance of programmatic for publishers, with particular responsibility for Transport for London.

Eleri Salter, Sales Manager

Eleri is in a unique position to promote a more fruitful relationship between local government and advertising: with almost 20 years in media sales and working part-time as commercial manager for the London Borough of Haringey. In CAN, Eleri teams her in-depth understanding of public sector needs with her success generating income from advertising and sponsorship opportunities. She also has a wealth of experience building multimedia campaigns for advertisers.

Karen Pagett, Communications Manager

Responsible for CAN's comms, Karen showcases our services via case studies, blogs and social media posts. She also writes our ebulletins for council comms folk (and interested others) and copy for our client campaigns. Karen has worked on both sides of the public/private sector fence, her 25 years of comms experience divided between local government, marketing agencies and print.